The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a leadership position as Animal Resources Manager. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Animal Resources Manager would oversee housing and care for a variety of animal species used in research.
This individual will be managing all facilities, equipment, and animal care personnel in the USC Department of Animal Resources on both campuses and satellite facilities. In addition to overseeing the housing and care of a variety of animal species, this individual will also determine facility needs and assist in developing departmental budgets for animal care and use facilities, equipment, and personnel. The Animal Resources Manager directly supervises Animal Resources Supervisors.
Manages overall operations of animal resource facilities for an assigned area.
Determines housing assignments for animals of different species. Determines housing needs and makes recommendations to the Director.
Manages the daily operations to ensure that animals are provided care in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines, including accreditation guidelines. Ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.
Supervises unit employees as assigned. Directly supervises Animal Resources Supervisors and indirectly supervises all animal care personnel. Recruits, screens, hires, orients and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feed back to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines, and or terminates employees as required.
Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes unit workloads. Sets appropriate deadlines and ensures completion of work within the unit. Monitors employee performance on a daily basis. Ensures timely completion of unitâs work. Schedules and conducts staff meetings and other meetings within the unit to facilitate attainment of unit objectives.
Oversees and monitors recordkeeping within facilities to ensure appropriate documentation as required by departmental and regulatory guidelines. Establishes standard operating procedures for facility operations.
Participates in short and long-term planning and makes recommendations regarding animal research facilities, equipment, and personnel.
Consults with and provides information to principal investigators on procedures and equipment necessary to achieve research objectives.
Assists in departmental budgetary matters. Makes budgetary recommendations relating to animal facilities. Initiates and coordinates purchases of equipment and supplies. Provides information to the Business Office as required. Provides forecast and/or projections for budgetary purposes.
Oversees inventory of caging, equipment, and consumable items such as animal feed and bedding supplies. Ensure appropriate distribution of equipment and supplies to facilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Â Qualifications:
High School or equivalent
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), Certification or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification.
5 or more years-experience in veterinary hospital kennel or animal research laboratory.
Basic computer software, photocopier, fax, network, and calculator literate
Utilize the internet and email functions.
Excellent skills in analysis, animal handling,, assessment/evaluation, coaching, written and oral communication, conflict resolution, consulting, counseling, interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc., general laboratory techniques, maintenance and monitoring of equipment, maintenance of records and documentation, interviewing knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles, managerial skills, organization, planning, problem identification and resolution, scheduling, staff development, training, and teaching. Â
Itâs an exciting time at USC.Â We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential.Â As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here.Â Ultimately, you will support the universityâs expansive, humanity-centered mission: âThe development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.â
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.
Minimum Education:High School or equivalentSpecialized/Technical TrainingMinimum Experience:5 YearsMinimum Field of Expertise:American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)Certification or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification. Experience inveterinary hospital kennel or animal research laboratory.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.